Are you in your renewed mind?

Do not be conformed to the pattern of this word but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may discern God’s purposes, what is good, pleasing, and perfect. Rom 12:2

Our past experiences in this world along with our families, our various social, educational, religious, and political communities, our geographical regions, and even media we consume help form patterns of perceptions and perspectives. Some of these perspectives and perceptions are so deeply ingrained patterns in our thinking that we sometimes react out of habit rather than conscious awareness. We can choose to keep thinking this way or we can consider the possibility that we are out of our renewed minds.  Redemption gives us the mind of Christ so we have new default settings, but it can take awhile for these perspectives and perceptions to become patterns. As we choose to focus on Christ and become consciously aware and attuned of His new way of thinking our default responses come from our renewed minds.

Lord, keep me in my right and renewed mind.